Raven Scar Cave, Ingleton, North Yorkshire


NGR: SD 7292 7566

NMR: SD 77 NW 15

SMR: YD 3688

Excavation: B. Danson et al., 1973-1985.

Curation: T.C. Lord, private collection.

Burials: MNI: 15 (5 adults, 10 juveniles)

Finds: Upper Palaeolithic blade, Late Neolithic, Beaker and Collared Urn pottery, amber bead, flint flakes, flint knife, animal bones.

Date: Late Bronze Age (1)

14C: 2832 bp (OxA-13535), 2808 bp (OxA-13526) on human bone.

Bibliography:

Anon (1986) The Yorkshire Archaeological Register: 1985. Yorkshire Archaeological Journal 58: 199.

Gilks, J.A. (1976) Excavations in a cave on Raven Scar, Ingleton, 1973-5. Transactions of the British Cave Research Association 3 (2): 95-99.

Gilks, J.A. (1985) A bone whistle from Raven Scar Cave, N. Yorks. Antiquity 59: 124-125.

Gilks, J.A. (1989) Cave burials in Northern England. British Archaeology 11: 11-15.

Leach, S. (2015) Going Underground: an Anthropological and Taphonomic Study of Human Skeletal Remains from Caves and Rock Shelters in Yorkshire. Leeds. Yorkshire Archaeological Society.

Longworth, I.H. (1984) Collared Urns of the Bronze Age in Great Britain and Ireland. Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.

Turnbull, P. (1982) The Yorkshire Archaeological Register: 1981. Yorkshire Archaeological Journal 54: 171.

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